"Straight Talk" gone MAD!

Apparently, John McCain is not immune to fits of saying-what-he-actually-believes condescension. As reported by The Nose on Your Face, he is unable to resist criticizing Liberals of the San Francisco persuasion: McCain Comes Under Fire For “Bitter” Comments:

“You go into these big cities in California, and, like a lot of big cities along both coasts of this great nation, you’ve got a multitude of Starbucks baristas with Ph.D’s in philosophy who can’t understand why the world doesn’t conform to their utopian vision,” said McCain. “So it’s not surprising that at a time when their country is the world’s sole superpower, using its military to fight a just war against Islamic terrorism, and its citizenry is renewing their faith in Christianity, they get bitter and cling to hopeless causes like partial-birth abortion, multi-culturalism, and the rehabilitation of serial killers.”

Oh, the civility!!! Where has it gone? Who will end this just downright mean, guided by fear, national nightmare of cynical, Bosnian verbal sniping at our leaders?

Can’t we all just get along? Hillary? Barack? John? One word: Kumbaya.

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Obamiate of the messes

Over at Tim Blair commenter Dave S. has an interesting thought on bitter folks clinging to religion:

Well, I do go a-churchin’ every Sunday with a bunch of bitter folks who complain about how the government is evil and screws them over, and we yell an’ whoop it up when the preacher rails against them Italians and Jews, an’ then we…

Oops, wait a minute, that’s not me, that’s Barack Obama.

I wish Dave had worked foreign trade in there, too, but it’s still an A+.

Who’s bitter?

“But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth.” -James 3:14

Obama Allies Avoid Trying to Explain Most Controversial Part of His Remarks

More discussion:

The well-heeled San Francisco Democrats Obama addressed on Friday stand to pay much higher taxes if he is elected. Many of them no doubt back Obama because they like his liberal positions on subjects like guns, abortion and same-sex marriage. If you think Obama criticized their priorities, we’ve got some change you can believe in. In Barack Obama’s America, rich people who vote on cultural issues rather than economic self-interest are principled and self-sacrificing. People of more modest means who do so are credulous and bitter.

Obama’s friends, mentors and most importantly, his wife, are proponents of this world view:

This country is “just downright mean,” we are “guided by fear,” “we’re a nation of cynics, sloths, and complacents.” “We have become a nation of struggling folks who are barely making it every day.” “Folks are just jammed up, and it’s gotten worse over my lifetime. And, doggone it, I’m young. Forty-four!”

“For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country, and not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change.”

Where does this person live who thinks things have gotten progressively worse in the last 44 years? In America, the most charitable and upwardly mobile country in the world.

Those are the words of Michelle Obama. Who, by the way, is paid over $300,000 a year by the University of Chicago Medical Center. Oh, and in case you hadn’t heard, her husband’s a United States Senator. To paraphrase Tom McGuire, if the Obamas were white they’d be John and Elizabeth Edwards. Two Americas, indeed. Cynics, sloths, complacents and complainants are the natural constituency of the Edwama message.

The Obamas’ joint message is that “If you’re not fundamentally unhappy with the United States, you’re stupid.” In the general election, Barack will be called upon to disown his own wife’s rhetoric.

Better he is never, ever given the chance to defend it. Better that he is never, ever anywhere near the administrative branch.